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At what weight can a kid take the 10mg dose of loratadine? Bottle says "age 6" but my kids small. What weight?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Well tolerated

I wouldn't worry much about the dose level.
This medication has one of the safest profiles of any of the over the counter medications. The suggested dose for 2-5 is 5mg and a dissolving tablet is available in some local.Adult studies found no increased benefit or side effects with a double dose of 20 mg. So having a smallish 6 yo take the 10 would be fine.

In brief: Well tolerated

I wouldn't worry much about the dose level.
This medication has one of the safest profiles of any of the over the counter medications. The suggested dose for 2-5 is 5mg and a dissolving tablet is available in some local.Adult studies found no increased benefit or side effects with a double dose of 20 mg. So having a smallish 6 yo take the 10 would be fine.
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